Environmental Studies Courses Fall 2008

 

All Environmental Studies Students

IMPORTANT: It is important that you register according to the instructions listed for your program and year of entry. Priority registration, which will take place from July 15 – 31, is given according to these criteria. If you are unable to gain entry into a course because of restrictions, please try and register again after the 31st when most course registration restrictions will be lifted.

If you are going to make alterations to the suggested sequence of courses for your entry date and program, you should meet with your advisor to discuss these changes and how they may affect your ability to fulfill degree requirements in the future. Careful course planning is necessary to avoid registering and paying for additional semesters, and incurring additional fees. Course offerings are subject to change from year to year depending on availability of faculty.

Credit Maximums: The academic credit maximum for the Fall semester is 12 credits, including practica, SIS, Master’s Thesis and Master’s Project.

Competency Areas

The course numbering scheme used in the Environmental Studies Master’s programs identifies the competency area(s) each course will fulfill for each major:

Prefix Meaning
ES Environmental Studies – General
ESE Environmental Science Education
ESF Natural Communities: 2- and 3-credit courses
ESP Civic Ecology: 3-credit courses that specify “Civic Ecology” in competency area
Environmental Policy electives: 2-credit courses
ESS Biosphere Science: 3-credit courses that specify “Biosphere Science” in competency area
Environmental Science electives – 2-credit courses

All courses listed below are Required unless listed as a Required Alternate (Req Alt) which means you have a choice whether to take this or another course designated in your program track. To avoid scheduling conflicts, please check section choices carefully.

Please Note: The Department of Environmental Studies reserves the right to cancel any class with enrollment fewer than 8 Eight) students.

Students should carefully read the individual program competency listed in the course description.


Students Who Entered Fall 2007

Please Note: The academic credit maximum for Fall registration is 12 credits.


Conservation Biology Students

Please register from the following:


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing Students

Please register from the following:


Environmental Education Students

Please register from the following:


General Science and Biology Certification Students

Please register from the following:


Individualized Program Students

Please speak with your advisor for completing degree requirements.


Resource Management & Conservation

Please register from the following:


Students Entering in Fall 2008

Please Note: The academic credit maximum for Fall 2008 registration is 12 credits. Please register for courses, and when indicated, preferred sections listed for your program.


Conservation Biology

Please register for:


Environmental Advocacy and Organizing

Please register for:


Environmental Education

Please register for:


General Science and Biology Certification

Please register for:


Individualized Programs

Please register for:


Resource Management & Conservation

Please register for:


Course Schedule

*Courses have varied meeting dates and/or times. Please be sure to check the individual course description for the complete meeting schedule. There are no scheduled classes November 24 – 28.


Wednesdays

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ESF 550 Community Ecology of the NE Landscape (Section A)

1:00 – 4:00 pm
ESS 572 Earth Systems Science (Section A)


Thursdays

8:00 – 11:00 am

ESP 601 Ecological Economics and Public Policy (Sections A, B & C)

ES 519 Ecological Research Design (Section A)

8:30 – 11:00 am

ESP 530 The Language of Nature (Section A)

*ESP 560 Materials and Energy Sustainability (Section A)

ESP 524 Patterns of Environmental Activism (Section A)

9:00 – 11:30 am

*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A)

EDC 553A Math Methods: Primary Focus (Section B)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm
*Practicum Seminar (Sections A, B & C) (September 11, December 4 and December 11)
*Program Meetings (dates & programs TBA) (2nd year Cert students every other Thurs TBA)

1:00 – 3:30 pm

EDC 551A Integrated Learning (Sections C & D)
ESS 563 Conservation Biology (Section A)

1:00 – 4:00 pm

ES 518 Advocacy Clinic I (Section A)

ESAM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations (Section A)


*ES 508 Conservation Psychology (Section A)

ESE 513 Environmental Education Methods: Educating for Sustainability (Section A)

ESE 502 Foundations of Environmental Education (Section A)

ES 515 Organizing Social Movements (Section A)
ESE 521 Problem Solving & Inquire-Based Science (Section A)
ESE 520 Science Teaching Methods (Section A)
*ESS 580 Watershed Assessment Techniques (Section A)

5:00 – 8:00 pm

*ESCO 527 Environmental Writing (Section A)

*ESACO 503 Proposal Writing & the Grants Process (Section A)

*ESE 522 Teaching Exceptional Children (Section A)

6:00 – 9:00 pm
*ESF 554 Ecology and Management of the Adirondack Mountains (Section A)

(Pre-Trip meeting September 11. Study trip September 27 – October 1)


Fridays

8:00 – 11:00

ESF 559 Autumn Natural History (Section A)

ESF 550 Community Ecology of the NE Landscape (Sections B & C)

ESS 572 Earth Systems Science (Sections B)

ES 525 Instructional Delivery: Art and Craft (Section A)

ESF 514 New England Flora (Section A)

ESF 515 Ornithology (Section A)

8:30 – 11:00 am

*ES 506 Advanced Professional Seminar for Resource Management and Conservation (Section A)

EDT 572 Human Development (Sections C & D)

9:00 – 11:00 am

EDC 577 Problem-Solving Science (Section B)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Practicum Seminar (Sections D & E) (September 12, December 5 & 12)

Program Meetings (dates & programs TBA)

1:00 – 3:00 pm

EDC 549 Place-Based Education (Section B)

1:00 – 4:00 pm

ESF 550 Community Ecology of the NE Landscape (Sections D)

ESE 535 Conceptual & Human Development (Section A)

ESE 514 Curriculum Design: Non-formal (Section A)

*ESXO 503 Dispute Resolution (Section A)

ESS 572 Earth Systems Science (Sections D & E)

ESS 568 Wildlife & Forest Management (Section A)

1:30 – 4:00 pm

EDT 574 Philosophy of Education (Section B)

4:00 – 6:00 pm

EDC 550 Integrated Arts I (Section B)


Weekends & Irregular meeting courses

(Meet 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, unless otherwise stated)

September 6, November 8, December 6
*ES 720 Reading Seminar I (Section A)See course description and permissions in ES Ph.D. Section
*ES 721 Reading Seminar II (Section A)
See course description and permissions in ES Ph.D. Section

September 13 & 14
EDP 623 Social Inclusion (Section C)

September 20 & 21
EDC 629 Living Arts I (Section B)

September 27
*ESS 580 Watershed Assessment Techniques (Section A)

September 27 – October 1
*ESF 554 Ecology and Management of the Adirondack Mountains (Section A) (Study Trip)

September 27 & October 25
EDC 629 Building Learning Communities (Section B)

October 4 & 18
EDC 634 Image-Making (Section B)

October 11 & 12 and November 15
*ESP 560 Materials and Energy Sustainability (Section A)

October 18 & 19
*ESCO 527 Environmental Writing (Section A) (Study Trip)

November 8 & December 6
EDC 556A Music Every Day (Section C)

November 22 & 23
EDC 622 Assessment (Section C)

December 6 & 7
EDC 587 New England Mammals (Section C)

TBA Weekends
*ES 508 Conservation Psychology (Section A)
*ESXO 503 Dispute Resolution (Section A)
*ESP 551A Environmental Law (Section A)


Courses Without Scheduled Meetings

ES 699A Master’s Project
ES 699B Master’s Project Continuation
ES 699C Master’s Thesis
ES 699D Master’s Thesis Continuation
ES 693 Practicum, General
ES 695 Thesis Research Practicum
ANE 690 SIS: Supervised Independent Study